Batch Uninstalling programs

June 23, 2009 at 09:05:13
Specs: Windows XP, P4 / 2gb

I've got loads of (unused) applications which I wish to uninstall, however I do not wish to do so one by one... is there any way of thicking/checking from a list of installed programs and have them uninstalled all at once?

(i will clear registry afterwards with another software)

help is much appriciated


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June 23, 2009 at 10:06:52
It is called reformatting and re-installing

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June 23, 2009 at 10:25:20
with all applications available todays thats not a solution... and besides i still do need other applications

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June 23, 2009 at 12:55:48
IF you could write a batch file that would work that would take longer than it will to remove them one by one.

Many programs have uninstall files right in the folder for the program. A few can simply be deleted. There is no, "one size fits all" solution. Don't be so lazy.

Good computer management includes keeping up to date. If you install a program and don't find it useful then remove it immediately.

Bet you don't maintain up to date backups either.

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June 23, 2009 at 13:52:46
yes i do - but backups and un/installation of application has got nothing to do with each other. I backup what and when I need, but if applications where once useful and are not anymore has got nothing to do with good management.

Demands change - so do applications

In any case I found what i was searching for

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June 23, 2009 at 14:52:27
Well, not to be argumentative but unless "loads of (unused) applications" suddenly all became useless to you all at once then you didn't remove them as they became useless.

So tell us what you found. This is a help forum, after all. That information might be useful to someone else.

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June 23, 2009 at 17:04:52
He didn't find anything..

he was too lazy to do what needed to be done to begin with and when you pointed it out he left.

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June 23, 2009 at 17:21:34
I know that.

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June 24, 2009 at 00:32:29
its not that i left its that i got no help from you guys who are here supposedly to help each other...

as for being lazy lurkswithin... "reformatting and re-installing"... that sure is a non lazy way to tackle problems. you've got talent

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June 24, 2009 at 03:32:29

If you had given any thought to your question you would have realized what it would take.

You would need to name each and every program using the exact name and all those would need to be included in the batch file.

Only YOU know what is useless and what you want to keep. How would a batch file know that?

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June 24, 2009 at 03:57:28
Othehill > what i meant about batch uninstall was not the .bat text file with dos based commands, but a "batch process" of uninstall, that is a win based application like the default add/remove programs of XP.

Sorry if i havent made myself clear

As a matter of fact most of 3rd party uninstallers offer such options, just highlighting the unwanted application which are then removed 1 after the other.... it may not do everything in a single blow, but it does the job anyways.

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